Design for Humanity Award
The Design for Humanity Award celebrates an individual or institution for having significantly contributed to improving the environment for humanity through design-related activities or projects that transform lives. The impact of these activities must have demonstrated far-reaching effects. The award includes, but is not limited to, environment, health and wellness, universal or barrier-free design, energy conservation, safety, communication, transportation, and technology.
The design-related activity must positively affect the global human environment, be beneficial to the community at large, and be nonpartisan and judged on its own merits, regardless of size. Specific awards criteria differ among the nominee types, as listed below.
- Individuals and/or design teams. Documentation of commitment to improve the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed above.
- Products. Must be commercially available for at least one year, exhibit superior design quality, and be related specifically to one or more of the fields listed above.
- Government institutions, foundations, associations, corporations, cultural, or civic bodies. Documented commitment toward improving the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed above.
- Academia. Research and/or education related to any of the fields listed above and performed by individuals, institutions, or collaborative groups.
Nominees need not be ASID members. National officers, board members, jurors, and award nominating committee members are ineligible during their terms of service.
Each year, the Society appoints an awards committee of ASID professional members, fellows, and members of the design community.
Previous Design for Humanity Award Winners
2016: Dwell with Dignity
1999: AlliedSignal, Inc. – Polymers Division, Petersburg, VA